Definition of unprinted in English:



  • (of a book or piece of writing) not published.

    ‘unprinted law reports’
    • ‘Have you not got a trophy for ‘the most rejected and unprinted letters to the editor of the Evening Press’?’
    • ‘Many episcopal registers remain unprinted and scholars will welcome editions of those as they appear.’
    • ‘The Spanish names for this new subgenre must remain unprinted but Raeburn calls them ‘Ghetto Librettos.’’
    • ‘When Jaggard and Blount published the First Folio, they apparently purchased sixteen of the previously unprinted plays from the King's Men and negotiated with the owners of the remaining 20 who had registered titles.’
    • ‘H.E. Bates, in his book The Modern Short Story, first published in 1941, noted that even in the 1920s and '30s it was said that the short story was unwanted, unprinted, and unread.’
    • ‘While this emphasis may reiterate the unprinted and thus exclusive nature of the poems, the distinction between tunes is undermined by the fact that both The Meddow Brow and Fortune were melodies to accompany ballads of lamentation.’
    • ‘A correspondent who signs himself C.D. presents the text of a previously unprinted poem by ‘Mrs.’’
    • ‘It happens they reject you, unpublished, unprinted.’
    • ‘In intellectual circles, censorship was mitigated by the hand-copying and circulation of original works, some of which remained unprinted for decades.’
    • ‘By the same token, however, the passing of the Iraqi constitution seems a distant memory and the speech on the war on terror Bush gave on Friday might as well have remained unprinted.’
    • ‘There are unprinted gaps which make reading difficult.’
    • ‘The actual purpose of collecting those signs was so that charities could use the unprinted side for their own purposes.’
    • ‘He never attained high political office again, and The Prince remained unprinted at the time of his death in 1527.’
    • ‘My guess is that the majority of digital images will remain unprinted.’
    • ‘One day somewhere on a yet unprinted calendar, everyone's bottle of human frailty will be half full.’



/ˌənˈprin(t)əd/ /ˌənˈprɪn(t)əd/